January 30, 2009

Innocence Eviscerated (as seen on C-SPAN!)

I was held captive by former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's closing argument last night. It was a magnificent spectacle. Here's a taste:
"...imagine yourself walking in my shoes....there's been a rush to judgment and an evisceration of the presumption of innocence."
Now that doesn't paint a pretty picture. I haven't been this mesmerized by a government figure's words since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said “I am not a nut” on NPR last year. (He was explaining that if ear notching and putting people in stocks were "legal punishments," he would support them.)

Full transcript of Blagojevich's speech here. Good stuff.

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